July 21, 2014
I loved shooting Ansco 35mm color film, and still have several Ansco color slides in my collection.
According to Wikipedia, Ansco merged with General Aniline & Film, aka GAF, in 1939. GAF was a very popular brand of film that I used a lot in the early 1970s, especially their 35mm slide and Super 8 movie film. Seems to me that GAF retained the Ansco name until sometime around the late 60s.
As for their regular color print and slide film, it was fine, but the Super 8 and 110 formats always seemed to me to be a bit grainy, even the lower ASA rated stock. Their 35mm color slide film however, was bright with beautiful colors.
Henry Fonda was the commercial spokesman for GAF consumer film in the early 70s, as I recall. I'm not sure when GAF quit manufacturing film, but it must have been in the late 70s to early 80s. I sold a lot of their film as a camera salesman in the early 70s, and did recommend it as a lower cost solution vs. Kodak (especially when it was re-branded in certain retail chains).
This is a nice little commercial, but a bit of a sad reminder that film is almost a thing of the past now, in this age of digital everything.
July 20, 2014
I give this 4 stars mainly due to the rarity of it...it's not a great commercial.
This commercial promotes the faster speed of Super Anscochrome film. This was a colour film, but this is a black and white commercial.
No doubt it was tough to promote colour-related products in the B&W TV era.
This particular company hasn't been around for years.